Charter Hires Andrew Ip as SVP, Technology & Innovation

Charter Communications said it has hired Andrew Ip as senior vice president, emerging technology & innovation. Charter said he will lead the charge for introducing, developing and commercializing new technology that will enable enhanced customer experiences and help the company expand into new marketplaces. He will report to Jim Blackley, executive VP, engineering & IT, and will be based out of Charter's regional offices in Denver.

"We are very pleased to welcome Andrew to the engineering team at Charter," Blackley said in a release. "Andrew brings a wealth of technical expertise and a unique vision that will enable Charter to further drive the adoption and roll-out of emerging technologies."

Ip most recently was senior VP and managing director at Madison Square Garden Ventures. Before that, he spent nearly five years at Cablevision where his positions included leading the teams responsible for the design and operation of the WiFi and HFC networks, as well as leading the Optimum Labs group. He also was a partner at Meridian Advisory Group, working with clients in the Cable, Wireless, and Media segments.